Help! My daughter weighs herself 10 times a day! #adolescence

Help! My daughter weighs herself 10 times a day! #adolescence

I was an addict: I am a recovered bulimic. Hence the worry when my daughter weighs herself all day. She is thin but cannot see it. I tell her how amazingly beautiful she is. Any advice my friend my sister?

 

 

 

What about #homeschool and positive education?

What about #homeschool and positive education?

I teach children on Preply. They learn French with me but it is usually their second or third language. Many of them are homeschooled. They are so smart!

I feel drawn to giving homeschooling a try with my own children. However, I feel it is important for homeschooled kids to meet other kids on a regular basis. I also worry about not having anymore time to work on clairesamuel.com.

Have you experienced homeschooling as a single mother my friend my sister?

 

 

 

Why sad face Mum? our #responsibility towards our children

Why sad face Mum? our #responsibility towards our children

My son asked why I had such a sad face. I replied: “Because I am tired and had no break during the whole week-end we spent together.”

My son added: “Next school year, I can go to school until 6pm instead of 4pm so you can have some rest and work on your website“.

I refused saying it is my responsibility to take care of my energy level.

Thanks to you my son, I am more effective in my work (to save time) and have so much more inspiration.

 

 

 

Amazing game to play with our #children #selfawareness @etincelles_d_ames

Amazing game to play with our #children #selfawareness @etincelles_d_ames

Angie from @etincelles_d_ames on Instagram shared a very interesting game to play with our children in the form of questions. Please find them below together with my kids’ answers.

1. What does Mummy always say to you?

My son: “In life we are supposed to do what we love”.

My daughter: “Practice self-care”.

2. What does Mummy love?

My son: “Healthy yummy food, me”.

My daughter: “Her children, living food, yoga”.

3. What does Mummy do not love?

My son: “When I fight with my sister, nutella, sugary dishes, wasting food”.

My daughter: “Pollution, shopping malls, fast food, shopping (this is a shame)”.

4. What does Mummy do to please you?

My son: “She gaves me gifts, pocket money, a roof over my head, love”.

My daughter: “She offers me summer camps, sneakers, we discover new countries”.

5. How old is Mummy?

Both replied 37.

6. How tall is Mummy?

Both replied 5 feet, but I think I am a bit taller 😉

7. What is Mummy’s favorite activity?

Both replied yoga.

8. What does Mummy do when you are not present?

My son replied “She works” and my daughter added “on her projects”.

9. What color are Mummy’s eyes?

According to my son they are brown and for my daughter they are dark green.

10. If Mummy was famous, who would she be?

My son replied that it would be a good thing for me to become famous while my dauther answered “A wealthy person”.

Children raised by a single mother are often very aware of money, having a budget, price of stuff in general.

11. What is Mummy good at?

My son: “Yoga and kindness”.

My daughter: “Cooking for her kids and house cleaning”.

12. What is Mummy not good at?

My son: “Wrestling just for fun”.

My daughter: “Gymnastics and lifting heavy weight”.

13. If Mummy was a super hero, who would she be?

My son: “Supermummy”.

My daughter: “Superwoman”.

14. What does Mummy like to eat?

My son: “Dates, bananas, olive oil”.

My daughter: “Large dishes in a giant bowl (then she has a big belly afterwards)”.

15. Are you proud of Mummy?

Both replied that it depends in which area.

16. What are we doing together?

My son: “Laughing, punishment, playing”.

My daughter: “Very rarely we go shopping, we eat together”.

17. Do we look alike?

My son said no and my daughter added “Not at all”.

18. How do you know that Mummy loves you?

My son: “She is kind, she takes care of me, she cares for her children”.

My daughter: “She does not say yes to everything, she does not own a TV so that we are clever”.

19. What is Mummy’s favorite place?

My son: “The kitchen and the garden”.

My daughter: “The kitchen, her working place, the beach”.

20. What does Mummy look like?

My son: Mummy looks like an extraterrestrial with a strange taste”.

My daughter: “Mummy looks like a weird lady with short hair”.

My friend my sister, try asking these questions to your children and let me know!

Amazing game to play with our #children #selfawareness @etincelles_d_ames

Why did you do that? When #children misbehave

Why did you do that? When #children misbehave

My son did what is considered a very big mistake at school. Many teachers told him off.

He confided in me that he was aware his behavior had been bad.

He added that he had been touched by the gym teacher because she had been the only one to ask him: “Why did you do that?”

 

 

What my son asked me #singlemother

What my son asked me #singlemother

My son asked me to get a man in my life so he could have a man who takes care of him. He added that he wished he could have a baby brother. If you are a single mother, I am sure you understand what it meant for me. I have been single for what seems for ever. I know it would be such a good thing to have a man in my life. Not only for me, but also for him.

 

 

 

How the honesty and bravery of my son changed me life #inspiration

How the honesty and bravery of my son changed me life #inspiration

It was a big truth. It took him courage to say it out loud to me. There was some issue with his teacher. Shaming was involved.

I cannot stand the act of shaming people, especially children. I could feel anger rising in my throat when I thought of a colleague. I had the pleasure to share some breakfast with him a few weeks ago.

He was delighted to talk to me about his children. I could recall his face when he proudly said to me that he moved his daughter from one school to another under a week because there was an issue with a teacher.

This precise event gave me the strength to act, even though I felt all my plans were destroyed in that minute. I had put my children at boarding school for the week because I was finishing work very late at night.

Moving my son back to his previous school meant I could not carry on working like crazy. It changed my life. I quit the law firm. I started working from home.

Then I moved to another country to save my health and my wallet. All this new amazing life was made possible by the honesty and bravery of my 9-year-old son.